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'Place of Echoes' at Kincolith, BC

Photograph features a steep cliff across water, rocky shore in foreground.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Up the 'Big Creek' at Kincolith B.C. Rock face called 'the place of echoes' by the Indian people."

Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

  • 2009.7
  • Fonds
  • ca.1870 - ca.1986

The Archdeacon W.H. Collison fonds consists of textual materials, maps, published materials and photographs all documenting Collison’s life and work with North Coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia. Types of records found within this fonds include manuscripts, sermon notes, correspondence, oral history summaries, monographs, cartographic items, photographs and postcards. The Collison fonds also includes some records created by his children and grandchildren as well as a family tree created in 1986. The Collison fonds has been divided into four series.

Collison, W.H. (Archdeacon)

Collison Family Portrait at Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts the sons and daughters of Marion and Archdeacon W.H. Collison posing in front of an archway covered in foliage, wood building in background. The Archdeacon stands behind his wife Marion who holds Katherine ('Katy') Collison, the oldest of their grandchildren. W.E. Collison stands on far left next to his wife Bertha nee Davis.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Collison family / Kincolith BC".

Collison family at 'The Place of Echoes' in river at Kincolith, BC

Group can be seen in distance by canoe close to trees and cliff on opposite shore. Rocky shore of river in foreground.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: " 'The Place of Echoes' The Big Creek at Kincolith. Dad, Jack, Joyce & Bob Stewart". Believed to be present in image are the son, grandson, and granddaughter of Archdeacon W.H. Collison, respectively: Rev. W.E. Collison, John (Jack) Macdonald and Joyce Collison.

Grandchildren of Marion and W.H. Collison posing at Kincolith, BC

The group poses in front of a wood door, ivy on either side.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "The family at Kincolith - Summer House, 1916 / Back Row L-R: Art Macdonald, Bill Collison, Reg Collison, Jack [John] Macdonald / Front L-R: Katie Collison with Don Collison, Marion Collison, Joyce Collison, Muriel (Mimi) Collison with Colin Macdonald, Hugh Macdonald".

Joyce Collison standing in river at Kincolith, BC

Joyce stands knee-deep in water, holding a long wrapped object, with a bundle resting on her shoulder (daughter of Archdeacon W.H. Collison's eldest son William Edwin). Trees and bushes visible on opposite shore in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Joyce circa 1937 at Kincolith".

Marion and W.H. Collison in garden at Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts Archdeacon William Henry Collison to left of wife Marion, who stands bent over garden on right. Church steeple visible behind wood fence in background. Hills can be seen in distance.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Grandad & Grannie in garden at Kincolith".

Marion and W.H. Collison posing with grandchildren at Kincolith, BC

Marion sits to left of husband Archdeacon William Henry, small boy in between. Young children sit and stand in foreground, Katherine 'Katy' and Muriel 'Mimi' stand in background (daughters of W.E. Collison). The group poses in front of a wood door, ivy on either side.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Grand-dad (Arch. W.H. Collison) & Grannie with grandchildren at Kincolith".

Marion and W.H. Collison with daughter-in-law and grandaughters in Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts Marion and William Henry Collison standing on left with shovel, Bertha Collison on right, and young Muriel and Katherine Collison in centre with shovel (eldest daughters of W.E. Collison). Wood buildings cross midground, trees and hills visible in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Garden at Kincolith / Grandad, Grannie / Mimi, Katie / Mother".

Mission house in Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts tall building, with long shorter section crossing midground in front. Path runs through garden in foreground.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Back of Mission House Kincolith".

New church building under construction at Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts two unidentified men sitting on front steps of large church. Building materials are scattered in foreground, and scaffolding is visible on one tower.

Handwritten annotations above and below image read: "Dimensions of 73 Feet in length by 37 Feet in width exclusive of Porch and Buttresses. Destroyed by fire with 30 dwelling houses. The spire had been completed when burnt."; "Kincolith Church, Nth. W. Coast. British Columbia within 5 miles of the Alaskan Coast, was destroyed by fire"

Nisga Chief Albert Allen with bear skins at Kincolith, BC

Chief Allen sits in chair on raised wooden platform, with bear skin over his knee, and two more bear skins laid on wood blocks in front of him. House stands behind picket fence in background. Pot and pan sit to right of chair in foreground.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Albert Allen Kincolith (Nisga Chief)".

Portrait of Collison family and friends at Kincolith, BC

The group poses in front of an archway covered in foliage, wood building in background. The Archdeacon sits in centre, in front of his wife Marion.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Grand-dad + Grannie with family + friends at Kincolith / Mother + Dad lower left" (W.E. Collison sits on left in front of his wife Bertha).

Small boy carrying bear skin

Unidentified boy walks on a wood boardwalk, carrying large bundle. Forest in background.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: "Young boy carrying furs - Village of Kincolith"; "Little Indian boy carrying bear skin [?] at Gitlakdamix".

Young Marion and Joyce Collison in meadow at Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts two young granddaughters of Marion and W.H. Colllison, holding flowers in grassy area. Forest and hills in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Winnie & Joyce at Kincolith". Marion Winnifred is the daughter of John Maxwell Collison, and Joyce is the daughter of William Edwin Collison.